I have not yet received a notification from WordPress, but Timehop tells me that today is the 14th anniversary of starting this blog. Edit – just got the notification Last year when I celebrated my blogiversary I was also celebrating my 1500th post. This will be post 2095. I now have 1171 followers on WordPress. … More 14 Years of Blogging and an Air Conditioning Update
This has been a frustrating writing period for me. I have had several days where I just couldn’t find a topic that I cared enough to write about. I have had days where I attempted to write about a topic and couldn’t get it right. Adding to the frustration. the weekly book prompt I usually … More Time to Consider Some Structure and Planning
Rules have been on my mind this week. It started with unwritten rules in the Juwan Howard incident. It escalated with the worst part of Medium – the torrent of articles written by Medium “experts” telling us how we are doing everything wrong. I made the mistake of clicking on Medium advice articles when first … More Break the Rules
Another morning where I’m having trouble finding the words. So, I will share a few links. I have a page where I kjeep a list of things I hear that I think would make good band names. I added a new one yesterday. The link is below. Band Names I have a page where you … More An Updated Band Names Page and a Few Other Things
I wrote not too long ago about how I struggle to not get caught up in stats here and on Medium. This morning I read a post on Deb’s Dispatches asing if having a blog is attention seeking. My therapist asks me about my writing each week and we talk about how writing makes me … More Why Do I Write?
I did a post recently about writing on Medium. I wrote about how I had early success and had a couple of articles that made me a decent amount of money. I also wrote about how most stories will make a few cents but that you could still at least earn back your $5 monthly … More A Tale of Two Writings
I follow an amateur weather guy on Facebook. I like his forecasts because he’s never been about using hype to get more clicks. He would do his forecasts and then after the storm would post his PayPal link for people to donate to help him keep his work going. He recently announced he is starting … More Show Me The Money!
I have mentioned writing on Medium a few times. Someone said I should do a post about my experience on Medium, so here it is. A while back another blogger in a Facebook group I am in suggested writing on Medium. I set up an account and imported a few of my posts from here … More Thoughts on Writing on Medium
These are always hard for me. I am more inclined to criticize my writing than complement it. My posts always sound better in my head than they do on paper. Grammarly helps limit my typos and spelling mistakes, but it doesn’t eliminate all of them. I’m terrible at proofing my work. I will never win … More Bloganuary 8: What Do You Like Most About Your Writing?
I only have three more writing days this year. I will do my December in books on Wednesday since I will be doing my year in books in early January. So, here are some random stats and my top five posts of the year. Views – 20,469. That is almost 8000 more than last year. … More My Year in Blogging 2021